Two-Dimensional Strain and Twist by Vector Velocity Imaging in Adolescents With Severe Obesity

Obesity, 06/01/2012

Systolic–diastolic coupling, an important component of early filling and diastolic function, was maintained with severe obesity. No intergroup differences were reported regarding time to peak values for all VVI indexes highlighting that dynamics of strain and twist/untwist along the cardiac cycle was preserved with severe obesity. Isolated severe obesity in adolescents, at a preclinical stage, is associated with changes in myocardial deformation and torsional mechanics that could be in part related to alterations in relaxation and contractility properties of subendocardial fibers.

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